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Son of a Niche!

From his time with the legendary small press Delirium Books through his emergence at DarkFuse, Shane Staley has paved (often burned) a path through the business of literature. Blunt, honest and unafraid to piss off even the most adoring of fans (when necessary), his smash-mouse/mouth campaign to conquer the horror niche is oftentimes controversial, unapologetic and uniquely driven. Get a behind-the-scenes look one of the genre's most successful businessmen in this no-holds-barred column.

Full Circle: My Love/Hate Relationship With The Horror Genre & Book Collecting (Son of...

Ask me in 2012 where I'd be in 2017 and I would have probably laughed if you would have said I'd be back in the...

Horror Author Reality Check in 3…2…1… (Son of a Niche #7)

There are moments in the past 20 years in business I think we're finally going to turn the corner and understand what it takes to come...

“Suck It, Liberals!” (Son of a Niche #6)

Hey, is it just me, or did everyone in our industry turn into cranky old bastards over the past few weeks, all over an...

The Great Smash & Grab Is Over, Part Two (Son of a Niche #5)

So let's get to it…what exactly is "The Great Smash and Grab"? This involves Amazon and Kindle.  It also has a great deal to do...

The Great Smash & Grab Is Over, Part One (Son of a Niche #4)

Patrick Zonn and I are the most unlikely figures to be working for the same company.  We simply "hate" each other inside of business....

Born To Write, Man (Son of a Niche! #3)

There are conversations I've had with people in my industry that remain stranger than fiction. As a businessman, I'm revered and sometimes disliked for being...

Go F*** Yourself! (Son of a Niche! #2)

Let's talk about the F-word. It's one of the dirtiest words out there in publishing right now.  I despise anyone who uses this word to...

Seed (Son of a Niche! #1)

About 10 years ago at the height of Delirium Books' success, I was pretty damn popular in the horror literary genre, only because I...
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